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on the constitution, the catholic church itself has taken a strong stance against day marriage. monte francis sat down within oun o one-on-one with salvador cordileone. >> reporter: the u unapologetic when it comes to his stance on day marriage. >> it's the challenge of being counter cultural. you know, misunderstood. >> reporter: since being named archbishop of san francisco last summer, salvatore cordileone has faced criticism just about every time he speaks out on the issue of gay marriage. the most recent backlash came when he told a catholic newspaper that legalizing same-sex marriage would be akin to legalizing male breast feeding. he says it is a statement he doesn't regret making. >> i was trying to demonstrate that it's something that exists in nature. and it would be legislating something that is contrary to nature. >> reporter: cordileone chairs a committee of american bishops dedicated to promoting traditional marriage. he is a believer in reparative therapy, the idea that gay people can be made straight, and said legalizing gay marriage could lead to legalizing polygamy. the archbishop sa
and congresswoman nancy pelosi arrived in rome ahead of the mass for pope francis. jay gray joins us from vatican city with a look at the controversy surrounding the guest list. >> reporter: good evening. preparations continue both inside and outside of st. peter's square this evening and there's been a noticeable increase in both security and excitement on the eve of tomorrow's inaugural mass. sirens echo through the streets of rome as police lead caravans of dignitaries gathering to celebrate pope francis. >> wonderful person. do a very good job. >> reporter: vice president joe biden leads the u.s. delegation. today he met with the president and prime minister of italy while pope francis held his first audience with the head of state. argentinean president said i've never been kissed by a pope before as she gave francis a gift. traditional argentine cups used to drink the country's national beverage. they were at odds over social issues when he was the archbishop of buenos aires. hundreds of thousands expected to pack the gnawicity for the inaugural mass. >> reports are that there's an exciteme
sign has been removed as a precaution. >>> the new pope francis and the retired pope benedict had lunch together today. it's the first time the two have met since francis became the leader of the catholic church. >> reporter: with his arms outstretched, pope francis greeted his predecessor with a hug at the papal retreat. the two prayed together. benedict asked francis to use the kneeler, but francis insisted they spray side by side, saying "we are brothers. " >> reporter: he gave him the madonna of humility. then they spoke private for nearly an hour before having lunch. francis thanked benedict for his ministry, and benedict offered his allegiance to the new pope. many gathered in the central square hoping to catch a glimpse. but neither pope appeared at the balcony. >> reporter: this man says "we hoped for it, but it was okay anyway. it was a private meeting." since his election, the former archbishop has won over many with his gentleness and emphasis on helng the poor. >> the stories we are from argentina are not so good. so we don't know what to think about. >> reporter: he will re
is new but he plans to fight for this extension. >> thank you, amy. >> in this morning, pope francis has officially begun the ministry this morning as the 266th pope. here is a look at pope francis greeting dignitaries and religious leaders in st. peter's basilica, shaking their hands and greeting them, one by one. >> francis urges presidents, and sheiks and thousands of ordinary who gathered for the mass at st. peter's square do protect god's creation, the weakest and the poor it. he toured the square in an open air vehicle amid hundreds of thousands of people would gathered to see him and stopped and got out to bless a severely handicapped man and hold a child. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, will have more on the inaugural mass next half hour. >> developing news where police are on the scene of a fatal shopping involving a man in a stolen car. the man was speeding away from officers in unmarked police cars and the chase ended in unincorporated east san jose where he put the car in reverse and sped toward an officer who was out his car. they say the officer fired a shot and hit the
more about pope francis's life before the priesthood. the pontiff apparently had moments of doubts and temptation. here is nbc's jim maceda. >> reporter: as pope francis story emerges we're learning the bishop from buenos aires can be frank about subjects, celibacy and sex. the former bergoglio admitted to be taken by a stunning girl. i could not pray for a week because the girl was in my head. eventually he p joined the priesthood and swore to secrecy. this woman, his neighbor and childhood crush. >>. >> translator: he said to me, if i don't marry you, i'll become a priest. >> reporter: some may bless the idea about married priests. it is a matter of discipline, not faith. it can change. >> it means basically that pope francis, or jorge bergoglio was a man before he became a priest. >> he's even weighed in on sexual matters. what if a priest gets a woman pregnant? he has to leave the ministry and take care of that child, even if he chooses not to marry that woman. for days francis already setting the tonight for a new open papacy. and in another sign of just how open pope francis
. here's what happened when francis met benedict. >> the path and future of the roman catholic church came face-to-face in a history making embrace. the new pope made a pilgrimam of sorts to visit pope benedict xvi. who retired. what might have been an awkward confrontation seemed instead a meeting of old friends. the two men collapsed hands repeatedly. >> he wanted to say to him, you still matter. and on a human level that was the significance of the meeting. >> the 85-year-old benedict, who left the papacy citing frail health, looks delicate as he walked gingerly with a cane. francis knelt and pride side-by-side with his predecessor. francis brought benedict a gift, an icon called the madonna of humility. i thought of you, said francis, you gave souse many signs of humility. >> thank you, said benedict. the two men spoke in private for 45 minutes and then lunched together. they have much to talk about. benedict left the church in a sea of trouble. >> it would be natural for a sitting pope, if he has a former pope a few hundred yards away to every now and then ask him for some kind o
in the neighborhood i don't have photographic evidence but there are many. i drove around saint francis woods because this may come up with the board. there is probably around 20 in our neighborhood. and only 5 that have flat roofs and they get up peeked a lill bit and then flat and from the street this appear to be peaked. >> the trees from the aerial shot you cannot get height out of that. we have never really had anything blocking or anything like that. and this is a photograph, this is a photograph from the other board showing, showing this house and now if you look at 1337's roof it is not steeply peaked. this is on a temporary frame just to hold up the tarp. this roof will be taller than what is depicted here with the blue tarp. and that is the shot that i was showing that shows the pacific ocean in the background. clearly this is west of me. that is all. >> mr. linn, you are saying that the house behind the blue tarp is yours? >> no. just taken from... >> from your house? >> i see. >> it is confusing, saint fra* francis would law the lines around and there are very few straight lines. >> thank
are expected to survive. >>> continues coverage now on the newly-elected pope francis who delivered his first prayer from the vatican. more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peters square to hear the blessing and he delivered off the cuff remarks about god's power to forgive and instead of reading from a written speech, he celebrated the first sunday of mass. >>> before mass, francis made an improvement appearance from a side gate of the vatican waving to the huge crowd. he motioned to his security guard to pluck two priests from the crowd so he could greet them. >>> the u.s. delegation to welcome pope francis is headed to italy. it includes joe biden and nancy pelosi and it includes south bacon geese woman anna with nine other bay area lawmakers from both sides of the isle. both groups plan to attend the isolation of pope francis on tuesday. >>> across the bay area today, catholics celebrated the first sunday with a new pope. carl lieu was there when a special mass was held for pope francis. [ music ] >> reporter: at st. josephs, a massive thanksgiving for the election of pope francis
, the crackdown includes special roving patrols. nbc bay area's monte francis spent part of the evening with the chp on one of the patrols. he is live in san jose with the story. monte? >> reporter: terry, good evening. the reality is for many people today is a day devoted to drinking, and the highway patrol officers we spent some time with tonight say this is an active weekend for dui in the south bay. chp officers brandyn thompson and pierce visare on the look o >> anything out of the order, erratic braking, swerving in a lane, making erratic lane changes. anything that doesn't look normal. >> reporter: an expired registration gives them the chance to check for signs of dui. >> may i have your license, your registration and insurance please? >> yeah. shirks doing about 77. so max speed on this way was 65 miles per hour. >> reporter: a speeding car leads to another stop and another sobriety test. >> look at my finger. great. >> reporter: minutes later that. >> responded to reports of a motorcycle that crashed on a freeway on-ramp. after temperatures the bushes and trees, the rider is n
: the pontiff is the first non-european pope to be elected in 1300 years. pope francis broke by tradition by riding in an open aired jeep. >>> one challenge facing pope francis will be address a growing voice for a greater role of women. laura anthony on freedom order of nuns that has a huge stake in that future. >>> whether or not like many bay area catholics, they watched with great interest as pope francis presided over the inaugural mass. for many of them, what pope francis brings to the church and the world was clear. >> the headlines tomorrow should say, we now have a pope that he takes an active stance presenting our beautiful world and beautiful universe. >> pope francis also appeared to be a man of the people especially those that can't take of themselves. >> the babies the infirm, just touching, you know, put in his body what st. francis is about. >> perhaps less clear, however, the pope will lead the church out of the painful chapters of the past. namely the sex scandals. >> it's good that it is being dealt with but it's not the only issue in the church. >> reporter: one area t
of the faithful gathered hours ago for the inaugural mass of pope francis. that is where the new pope emphasized service to others. >> we have new video in the newsroom in the last hour of vice president biden meeting pope francis. vice president biden led the delegation to the vatican for the ceremony and mass and shook hands with the pope and said a few wores to him. the pope nodded and smiled. pope francis is greeting hundreds of zig aniaries with delegations from 132 nations there. this is also an estimated 200,000 people gathered in st. peter's square coming to see and hear the new pope. pope francis circled the square in an open jeep and received the ring and vestment and celebrated mass. he focused in the message on protection. >> we are all protectors of creation. we are protectors of the plan of god written if nature and protectors of one another and of the environment. >> pope francis made reference to pope benedict in the homily. we are told pope benedict watched on tv. the two will meet on saturday. two things that were different about the events than in the past, the gospel was read
for you >> pope francis off erred his first sunday blessing today since his election to lead the roman catholic church francis spoke to the crowd for the first time from the papal apartment window overlooking st. peter's square, and the pope spoke exclusively in italian, breaking the pattern of predecessors who prayed in many languages. the blessing came after pope francis got up close and personal with a smaller crowd on the vatican. >> here in the bay area, we made a weekend of the st.~patrick's day holiday, and in dublin, ireland, they're holding a five-day extravaganza. ♪ >> today's two-mile long parade featured floats, bagpiperss' marching bands and it's not just for the irish. performers came from 46 countriesle the irish celebrated this day for more than 1,000 years, st. patrick's feast day. his credited with bringing chinnity to ireland. >> we enjoyed glorious weather tonight. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. >> leigh: this being the last full weekend of winter, we definitely will see some showers as we get bo tuesday night and wednesday. so, live doppler 7hd not picking u
tweet from pope francis asks followers to pray for him with two million followers in english. get this, a slow fax machine caused a big loss for a pro football player. the $30 million contract with the broncos arrived six minutes late so he was a free agent and he sacked his agent. those are >> walnut creek, campbell, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back at 4:41. three people are under arrest following a daring but brief prison escape. authorities say two men were hoisted out of a prison in canada on a rope dangling from a helicopter. they were dropped next to a waiting car. police caught up with a man in an hour and they arrested two suspected politicians. the second man surrendered early this morning. investigators say he was forced to take part in the escape. >> not the typical beach fine. $4 million worth of marijuana on a santa barbara beach. authorities found 2,000 pounds of marijuana yesterday. the sheriff deputies made the discovery. here is a picture of the marijuana, 50 plastic wrapped bales. authorities are testing the drugs and other evidence and the boa
it along. live in hayward, monte francis. >>> developing news from afghanistan. the death of a husband and son, a soldier from the east bay. 31-year-old sergeant first class james grisham from hayward dried thursday at a military hospital in germany from gunshot wounds he suffered two days earlier in afghanistan. grisham was assigned to the special forces group based in ft. lewis, washington. he had served in iraq and was on his fifth overseas deployment. grisham was a 1999 graduate of mt. eden high school. he is survived by his wife. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry met with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delicate transition to democracy, as the country prepares for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succeed. such an enormous investment of our treasure, our people, and our money in this initiative. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the world as a functioning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air spa
days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this california. what is behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy killed in a tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek follow
. >>> continuing cover rang -- coverage now on the newly elected pope. and pope francis has delivered his first sunday mass. during his address to the 200,000 people in st. peter's square the pope spoke of god's mercy. >> don't forget god never gets tired of forgiving us. it is we who get tired of asking for forgiveness. >> reporter: pope francis ended his address by speaking in italian telling the folks to enjoy a good lunch which invoked a big cheer from those present. >>> a separate bipartisan groups are headed to rome including bay area congresswoman anna eshue. >>> many catholics expressed hope today that the new pope brings new enthusiasm to the church. cara liu is in a special mass in the south bay to celebrate pope francis who's already captivating people with his new style. at st. joseph's basilica, a massive blessing for pope francis. >> we ask you to bless him. >> reporter: saying the election of this pope as well as the name francis were a surprise. >> to the world his fellow d era lichs to society. >> reporter: a special pamphlet was created and even had a bit of humor. >> and a j
. >>> still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, just days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy kigic car tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek following a traffic crash on 680. in that area the motorcycle hit at least two other witnesses sa witnesses say that motorcycle was racing another car. >>> a fire in a wildlife area in the san juaquin river delta sent huge clouds of smoke and ash over the east bay today. the fare was burning on lower sherman island.
next month. >> new this morning pope francis officially began his ministry at an installation mass this morning in st. peter's square. the pope took a long ground about for st. peter's square, getting out of his jeep to bless a disabled man. civil protection crews closed the main streets leading to the square to traffic and set up barricades for nearly a mile along the route to try to control the masses and allow official delegations through. >> some 1 million people were expected to attend today's ceremony in rome vatican city. >> a new poll is shedding light on how american catholics about pope francis in catholic doctrine. this see in in orc international survey found 80 percent of american catholics approve of this election as pope. it also found, three-quarters of american catholics say they are more likely to follow their own conscience on difficult moral questions than the teachings of the pope. nine intent want stricter policies toward sexual abuse committed by a priest. nearly three- quarters say st. francis to allow catholics use birth control. 64 percent said the pope sh
leaders, include vice president joe biden are gathering in rome ahead of the installation of pope francis. let's get to keer simmons. >> reporter: good morning. even if it is raining like this tomorrow, this area will still be packed as you say. world leaders are flying in. the pope meeting with the argentina president. the pope's message, remember the poor, and his style is winning fans for people on the street. as pope francis prepares for the installation mass, vice president biden arrived in rome sunday. it is ordinary men and women that are connecting with the pope in an extraordinary way. francis walking over to a crowd of a few hundred people just to say hello, leaving his security scrambling. then sunday, he greeted tens of thousands in st. peter's square for his first angeles, even making the mass. in the crowd, we met philadelphia's cardinal. >> this is unique. this is a wonderful opportunity. i mean, it is the first time the new pope, pope francis appeared, first time he gives his blessing here. >> reporter: preparations in the same square are under way. we have the setup alrea
of sovas. his remains were discovered in 1994. they are suggesting his wife killed him. >>> pope francis is set to be officially installed in just a couple hours. earlier he met with the president of argentina, a woman he once clashed with. there rome on the preparations for the inauguration mass. >> reporter: sounds of tractors, as workers set up barriers inside, all part of the last minute preparations for the inauguration mass for pope francis, the new head of the catholic church along with barriers, plenty of police providing security not just for the pope, but the more than 100 leaders from around the world here to witness the historic event. that group including vice president biden, the first catholic to hold the office. meeting with italian heads of state before witnessing the ceremony tomorrow. pope francis meeting with argentinean president, although the two clashed over certain social issues while he was the archbishop of buenos aries it was all thanks today. inside the vatican, officials unvailing the papal ring and coat of arms. >> the ceremony will start at the tomb of st.
watched the installation mass for pope francis. here is is it more on this very special mass and the message from the new pope, jim? >> hello, dave, yes, the pope was out in full force >> reporter: we saw that new informal pope to see march and he ran through an open pope mobile. ever since they have had an enclosed bullet proof glass for the mobile and pope francis is not afraid of taking risk and security is worried about how vulnerable the pope is. he picked up a couple of babies in the crowds and kissed them and at one point stopped and got out and come forced -- comforted a sick man in the crowds and it was a visual of an example of what he was going to say in his message to the faithful that were there this morning, about 150,000 according to the vatican estimate and in that message because it is st. joseph's day and st. joseph is known for his protective nature and his fatherly nature and because of that his message was about protection of the weakest, the youngest, of the oldest among us and that -- among us and not only was it a mess
of people poured into st. peter's square today for the inaugural mass of pope francis i. dignit arys travelled to the vatican to be part of today's service. jay gray has been following the election and the fest tivities. we have been talking a lot about the style and now it comes down to substance, correct? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. it was a mass wrapped in the traditions of the catholic faith. but as he has done since his election pope francis managed to weave his own tone into the celebration here. he began this day as he has his papacy, embracing the faithful. >> very spiritual, touching. it is a pilgrimage. >> reporter: pulled so many to the inaugural mass. among them kings, presidents, the u.s. delegation led by vice president joe biden. but it was his connection with the crowd that seemed to be the most powerful including this moment when he stopped to offer a special blessing. >> with all of the people here the pope stops to greet a severely handicap person. i think that sums it all up. >> reporter: a renewed dedication to those he called the poor, needy and weake
francis celebrating an inaugural mass before hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and weather i could have used last week in rome. boy, what a day as he again kissing one man, is this yet another symbol of a man who many people are calling the people's pope? >> i saw this when it was happening live and he would just jump out -- it wasn't a popemobile. it was an open jeep and he would see someone and he would disembark and just bless them. it was something to see this morning. we'll have a lot more on that >>> but, let's get right now to the breaking news for the view ners the west. the fatalities overnight for the marines. abc's martha raddatz calling it by far the largest loss of life she can remember in recent history in ground training. paula faris starts uts off. >> seven killed, seven wounded. seven u.s. marines have been killed in a training accident. seven injured. david kerley is following this. david, what do we know? >> this does appear to be one of the deadliest military ground training accidents we have seen in recent memory, could be decades. seven dead and seven in
francis has for 1.2 billion catholics. >> reporter: developing news from nevada -- a deadly accident involving several u.s. marines. the questions that surround the tragedy. >> reporter: a man is shot and killed by police in east san jose. investigators are looking into what led up to this shooting. we'll have an update. ♪ >>> and overnight mass at the vatican, marking a new era for the church. >> reporter: miami or santa clara? who will host super bowl l? the nfl has nare roared it down but it doesn't necessarily want to pay. we'll tell you what the organization is asking for t "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, march 19th. >>> we have new video on developing news we first told you about in our last hour, the marine corps has confirmed seven marines were killed last night during a training exercise near the california/nevada border. there was an explosion just before 10:00 p.m. at the hawthorne army depot near hawthorne,ner. that's about 140 miles --ner. that's about 140
in the morning. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> monte, thank you. >>> and police in the east bay tonight are trying to determine the cause of death of a man who was found floating in the bay near richmond. police received a call around 3:00 this afternoon about a body in the water. homicide investigators were called in, but at this point it appears the death may have been an accident. they say the man may have slipped and fell into the water and then died. authorities have identified the body, but are still trying to contact family members. >>> the debate over same-sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week. both sides will have their say on the federal defense of marriage act. on tuesday, justices will hear arguments on california's prop and consider whether states can stop same-sex marriage. people have been camping outside the proportionate for days to witness history. on tuesday, the court will hear a challenge to proposition 8. it defined marriage as one man, one woman. >> no evidence, none, that allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms the insti
of thousands gather for the installation mass of pope francis. >> reporter: i'm lauren green in rome. >>> and rosemary is here in minutes with more on the rain moving into the bay area. she'll tell you if it will amount to much. >>> and the dramatic scene that brought down a bridge and a lot more. >>> here we go! >> in the blink of an eye explosive charges raced across a bridge in texas demolishing a bridge across a lake about 45 miles from the city of austin. a woman living 26 miles away said the blast made her house shake. there's word that detonation was so powerful, it knocked out phone service including 911 plus tv and internet coverage in parts of three counties. witnesses tell the highway patrol a wrong-way driver caused an injury crash this morning. it happened on westbound highway 4 near willow road in concord. it happened around 6:30, the highway patrol says at least two people were hurt in the accident which involved a big rig truck. the lanes reopened about 7:15 but it took traffic a long time to recover. >>> plans are underway for a special school assembly for the teenag
being installed. pope francis wore the same simple iron cross he wore as a cardinal. as he continues to set a new tone at the vatican. elizabeth corridan has the story. >> reporter: pope francis rolled into st. peter's square tuesday morning where a crowd of thousands gathered under sunny skies to witness his inaugural mass. he did not ride in the traditional pope mobile, opting instead for an open- air vehicle that allowed him direct contact with the faithful. he kissed babies and even got out of his s-u-v to bless a disabled man. jhorsn) >> reporter: following ceremonies inside st. peter's basilica, pope francis processed outdoors where he was inaugurated bishop of rome. the newly-elected pontiff accepted a lamb's wool shawl.a symbol of his role as "the good shepherd" and the fisherman's ring, representing his duty to spread the gospel. pope francis delivered his first homily in italian, asking followers to assume the role of protectors. >> we are all protectors of protectors of one another, of the environment. let us not allow signs of destruction and death accompany our journey o
francis live in san jose where you spoke to downtown businesses with more on the economic impact. good morning, monte. >> marla, good morning. in 2010, this tournament generated about $20 million for san jose's economy. expectations this time around are just as high. as you said, college basketball fans from across the country flying into san jose for the tournament. hotels, bars, restaurants in downtown san jose are hoping to recover some of the money they lost with nhl lockout this past season. we're told right now many hotels in san jose are fully booked. when it comes to ncaa's impact on the local economy, there is a trickle down effect. the ceo of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce says when the hotels are booked, that translates to more revenue for restaurants, bars, and cafes. >> the expectations are always high. obviously the economic impact can vary. i think the numbers we heard from 2010 were about $20 million in economic impact. so whenever you can bring people from outside a region into your community, that's new money. >> the tournament games begin tomorrow. e
installation of pope francis at the vatican. biden is leading the u.s. delegation and will be joined by house minority leader nancy pelosi of san francisco and bay area congress woman anna eshew. they are expected to join more than 1 million people tomorrow for traveling from across the globe to be in rome for the ceremony. >>> this week marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the iraq war, and a new report is shedding light on the wars cost, in human life and in dollars. the report from researchers at brown university says 190,000 people were killed in a conflict. that includes 4500 u.s. service members and 134,000 iraqi civilians. researchers also calculated the total cost of the war at almost $2.2 trillion. >> iraq achieved a lot but we are increasingly concerned about the political crisis going on now and the stalemate and this has to be solved by discussion. >> a recent poll found that 53% of americans feel the invasion of iraq was a mistake. 42% said the war was not a mistake. >>> at this hour the u.s. supreme court is deciding on wheth
to that ammunition and we'll have more information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport.
where he and hundreds of thousands of others will attend pope francis's inauguration. we'll take you to the preparations in vatican city. >>> we'll also show you why experts say sarah palin stole the show at the cpac convention in maryland, get her big gulp on at the end of the weekend. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> the vice president joe biden is joining leaders from around the world traveling to rome on the eve of the inaugural mass for newly elected pope francis. however, there is controversy over who is attending. nbc's jay gray has details from rome. >> reporter: working through the rain, crews in st. peters square, vice president joe biden leads the u.s. contingent as leaders gather for the inauguration of pope francis including argentine president, who had lunch at the vatican today. the two had a contentious relationship whearlier. they did not release details. zimbabwe president is also in rome for t
francis. here is is it more on this very special mass and the message from the new pope, jim? >> hello, dave, yes, the pope was out in full force >> reporter: we saw that new informal pope to see march and he ran through an open pope mobile. ever since they have had an enclosed bullet proof glass for the mobile and pope francis is not afraid of taking risk and security is worried about how vulnerable the pope is. he picked up a couple of babies in the crowds and kissed them and at one point stopped and got out and come forced -- comforted a sick man in the crowds and it was a visual of an example of what he was going to say in his message to the faithful that were there this morning, about 150,000 according to the vatican estimate and in that message because it is st. joseph's day and st. joseph is known for his protective nature and his fatherly nature and because of that his message was about protection of the weakest, the youngest, of the oldest among us and that -- among us and not only was it a message for his clergy men but for the dignitaries and in fact there were 30 heads of s
model. is it enough in >> katie: new this morning, pope francis and his predecessor had a meeting outside of rome. thousand people packed the plaza that the vatican is downplaying the meeting of the two popes. it's the first time in 600 years that two popes have met. two embraced on the helipad and prayed together in the chapel. they say benedict and francis shared the traditional melar with francis telling benedict we are brothers. benedict offered his pledge of obedience to the new pope and then they moved to the library and have lunch together. >>> people on the east coast are buzzing over a possible meteor shower that lit up the sky last night. this bright flash was seen streaking along the eastern seaboard. people from new england to florida saw it. look at this video, watch to the left side of your screen. a spokesman with the american meteor society says the flash is consistent with a meteor shower. they fielded calls, hundreds every hour. some people who saw the show. >>> you remember blackberry, the brand must have cellphone list is launching a new cellphone. even with im
. >>> the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. yesterday, more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's first sunday prayer from the vatican. this morning, we learned that pope francis will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi and the code of arms will be simple. earlier he met with the president of argentina, which might have been a little awkward since the two clashed over the president's socially liberal policies when the pope was archbishop of buenos aires. joe biden will lead the delegation tomorrow. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is also a member of the delegation along with a bipartisan group of nine leaders that includes anna eshew biden is the first roman catholic of the united states. today he's meeting with leaders in italy. we'll go live to rome in a few minutes for more on the ceremony. >>> police officers are fan out all over southern california and look they will be looking for drivers as they are texting as they drive or
that investigation. >>> the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. yesterday, more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's first sunday prayer from the vatican. this morning, we learned that pope francis will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi and the code of arms will be simple. earlier he met with the president of argentina, which might have been a little awkward since the two clashed over the president's socially liberal policies when the pope was archbishop of buenos aires. joe biden will lead the delegation tomorrow. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is also a member of the delegation along with a bipartisan group of nine leaders that includes anna eshew biden is the first roman catholic of the united states. today he's meeting with leaders in italy. we'll go live to rome in a few minutes for more on the ceremony. >>> police officers are fan out all over southern california and look they will
much. >>> coming up more from the vatican where pope francis shook hands with vice president joe biden. matt is there with maria shriver. first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] made just a little sweeter... because all these whole grains aren't healthy unless you actually eat them ♪ multigrain cheerios. also available in delicious peanut butter. healthy never tasted so sweet. ♪ the one and only, cheerios vonn go public with themselves where on facebook, after your local news. bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is prove
bicycle autos thank you. >> hope francis is getting ready for his inaugural mass tomorrow but in the morning he tested his diplomatic skills met with the president of argentina. the two have had a rocky relationship. pope francis has been a critic of her support of gay marriage and free contraception. today, president occurchner asked for the pope to interview over the ongoing war over the falcon island. vice president biden will attend the mass for francis. today, meeting with it italian prime minister. biden is the first roman catholic vice president leading the u.s. delegation at the vatican, including nancy pelosi who is also catholic. ask and abc news plans a special report tomorrow morning on the ceremonies. it's expected to begin around 12:50 a.m. pacific time. abc's live coverage continues through the homily. we'll stream lividdo on abc 7 news.com. >> one of a news anchor's responsibilities is read, report the news, one anchor thought she's doing that when reading a breaking news story except the story was about her. >> stunning video of two men jumping off, and fl
. >> thinking of which pope francis has just finished giving his first palm sun mass at the vatican. he celebrated in st. peter's square before thousands waving branches. it is the start of holy week ceremonies which lead up to easter sunday, the most important day on the christian calendar. pope francis wore a bright red rope over a white as he presided over mass. the first latin-american pope was elected on march 13th following pope benedict xvi's resignation. >>. >> and they came to walk in the footsteps of jesus. palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion will crowds greeted him waving palm branches. the faithful did it today. it is the sight where people believe jesus was resurrected. >>> we are coming up on 5:09. just now in a few seconds, lisa argen keep an eye on the forecast. how will it look out there today? >> nice and clear. another beautiful day. look at the full moon. almost full. this is 90% full. actual full moon comes on wednesday, the 27th. so 7:07 is the official sunrise. we will talk about more sunshine. but things are definitely ch
biden is among the world leaders gathering in rome for tomorrows official installation of pope francis at the vatican. biden is leading the u.s. delegation and will be joined by house minority leader nancy pelosi of san francisco and bay area congress woman anna eshew. they are expected to join more than 1 million people tomorrow for traveling from across the globe to be in rome for the ceremony. >>> this week marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the iraq war, and a new report is shedding light on the wars cost, in human life and in dollars. the report from researchers at brown university says 190,000 people were killed in a conflict. that includes 4500 u.s. service members and 134,000 iraqi civilians. researchers also calculated the total cost of the war at almost $2.2 trillion. >> iraq achieved a lot but we are increasingly concerned about the political crisis going on now and the stalemate and this has to be solved by discussion. >> a recent poll found that 53% of americans feel the invasion of iraq was a mistake. 42% said the war was not a mistake. >>> at this hour the u.s.
proposal to the nfl to make sure it's right and tight. monte francis live at the stadium in santa clara right now and he has all the latest details. monty, good morning. >> >u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u>u . >> reporter: john and marla, good morning. you can see construction behind me, expected to be complete in plenty of time. city officials appear to be ready to make pretty big sacrifices to make a deal happen. as the new stadium takes form, city of santa clara hoping it brings more than 49ers to the south bay. on friday nfl expected to choose between bay area and miami for the host of super bowl l for 2015. they are giving up millions in revenue and hoping economic activity super bowl would generate would offset that cost. that includes a 9.5% hotel tax for the teams and other employees. the mayor of santa clara says that revenue could be made up for in other ways. >> because the super bowl is an extraordinary event, we're trying to make ourselves competitive in the bid. we want to ensure we put our best foot forward. we have a great partner with the super bowl committee. they will m
school that forced the district's decision. >>> pope francis, the compromise he once proposed to gay marriage. >>> you can see traffic moving along nicely. >>> highs in the 60s. >>> welcome back. good morning. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following now. right now in san francisco, more than 100 people have no electricity in the bay view district. the power outage started about 2:00 this morning when 3500 customers lost power. pg & e is still out on the scene and say they should fix the problem by 10:00 this morning. they're still not sure what caused the outage. >>> firefighters say that a space heater may have sparked a fire at a mobile home in san jose. it started at the manner mobile home park. luckily no one was hurt. >>> president obama is in the west bank this morning, it's part of his middle east trip the president met with palestinian president and held this joint news conference he continues to believe in middle east peace with two independent states is possible. >>> the u.s. government offering a reward for the capture of two terror suspects. the sta
to be part of the u.s. delegation at the installation of pope francis. >> to see really the millions of people lifted up by pope francis, where he paid great -- >> she differs with the catholic church's stance on same-sex marriage. she homes the supreme court will rule the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. >>> woman is in serious condition after she and her husband were hit by a truck last night. investigators are looking into weather fog and low visibility played a role in the accident. they were crossing in the street when they were hit. people say that intersection is dangerous. >> i am worried about this intersection. i go over here every day to get my coffee, i am afraid -- everybody is trying to get through the light. i am afraid i am going to get hit. >> both pedestrians and the drivers claimed the right of way. >>> a baseball coach accused of molesting one teen boy and filming another in a bath room. he is still on the loose tonight. joel kaufman is charged with six felony counts. a warrant has been issued for his arrest. prosecutors say he coached baseball in oak
their artistic side. >> pope francis surprises yet another person with his behaviors. >> tell kids to go doodle. >> yes. it's time for the doodle google contest. submigs being accepted and students from kindergarten to 12th grade encouraged to create a design. you're looking at winners from past two years. this year's ep theme my best day ever. >> yes. play less, doodle more. talking about creatist. a 9-year-old girl it to prove her brothers wrong. >> she's a fund raising machine. the third grader wants to create a role-playing game and wanted to pay for it herself. her brother said she could not do it. she's raising money through the web site kick starter to pay for tech camp to learn how to make a game. the camp costs $829. she's raised $17,000 in just two days. you saw the brothers there. defeated. no word on what she's going to do the extra money. it's a fantastic story. >> gi joe gets an advanced screening. >> here is tony cabrerra with today's hollywood report. >> nearly 47 years after batman invaded tv warner brothers is still celebrating the classics. a comic bookstore trance formed las
into the square for naug ralg mass for pope francis. hundreds of thousands traveled to the vatican to be part of today's historic service including joe biden. it was his connection with the crowd that seemed to be so powerful and joining us from valt vatican is jay gray. he joins us live. jay? >> reporter: good evening, janel janelle. it was a mass draped in the traditions of the catholic faith, but since he's done since his election, he managed to weave his own special traditions into the celebration here. it was that connection with the crowd that made the biggest kifr difference it seemed. he rode into st. peter's square and then got out of the vehicle and actually mixed with those who had gathered hundreds of thousands from around the world shaking hands, kissing some of the faithful, stopg for a very special blessing. during his homily, he discussed what has been at the core of his papacy over the last few days, and that is taking care of the pour, those among us he says are needy or the weakest among us. he also at times seemed to refer to the problems the catholic church has been facin
ticket. they prayed together and spoke in prielt for 45 minutes and had lunch. francis brought benedict a gift, an icon called the madonna of humility. a man released from prison 23 years after he was wrongly convicted. how he nearly lost his life hours after his release. >> a bittersweet day on the cal campus. women advance and men had their women advance and men had their hands full with the [ man ] i got this citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. we'll leave that there. you got a weather balloon, with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. go. ♪ keep on going in this direction. take this bridge over here. there it is! [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] earn points with the citi thankyou card and redeem them for just about anything. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. and redeem them for just about anything. dad: you excited for youyeah.st day? ♪ dad: you'll be fine, ok? girl: ok. dad: you look so pretty. ♪ i'm overprotective. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes
. >> pope francis has just finished giving his first palm sunday mass at the vatican. he celebrated in st. peter's square before thousands waving branches. it is the start of holy week ceremonies which lead up to easter sunday, the most important day on the christian calendar. pope francis wore a bright red rope over a white as he presided over mass. the first latin-american pope was elected on march 13th following pope benedict xvi's resignation. >> in jerusalem people of all denominations came to walk in the footsteps of jesus. palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion will crowds greeted him waving palm branches. the faithful did it today. it is the sight where people believe jesus was resurrected. >>> 6:09 on this sunday morning. shaping up to be a nice one. we have runners in oakland's. they have a lot of meals ahead of them. >> and it chouinard be very different from yesterday. if you liked yesterday's forecast, about the same today. patchy fog at the coast. this is our sutro camera. we will look for changes beginning at the coast today. and the p
a glimpse of pope francis. he went there to eat lunch with his predecessor. vatican observers say they may discuss security leaks. >>> rosemary, i gotta tell you, allergies are killing me. >> spring has sprung. you are right, we are going to have another beautiful day out there. temperatures will be on the mild side and in some cases, will reach near 70 degrees. the official sunraise around the bay area, 7:08. so it is now up and shining. we again have mostly clear skies to start your day. a little patchy fog near half- moon bay but it should be burning off fairly quickly as we get into the next hour. temperatures a little cooler than where we were yesterday, he is special in the north bay. 37 in santa rosa. anywhere from three to six degrees below where we started yesterday morning at this hour. 37 in walnut creek. fairfield, about 40 degrees at this hour. winds are generally light and i don't expect they will be as breezy as yesterday. 4 h 4 in belmont, 38 menlo park for your start to the morning. so if you are getting out to the farmers market, mostly clear, and we do after cool start,
secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightly warmer for some of our inland locations. tonight a little bit of a transition. first things first outside our door this morning it's a cool one once again giving you a live look there over the east bay hills where we have the sun on the rise. the official sunrise right about now will set 7:25. so plenty of sunshine in store for you today. high clouds will continue to pass overhead. and this morning i'm actually seeing a little bit of fog. half-moon bay visibility down to about five miles here. it's a little to
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